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September 1, 1945

Medical News

JAMA. 1945;129(1):81-84. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860350083020

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Changes in Health Officers.—  Dr. Elmus K. Hanby, Attalla, has resigned as acting health officer for Etowah County, effective August 1, to devote more time to private practice (The Journal, July 21, p. 891).

Cancer Clinic.—  The Alabama Division of the Field Army, American Cancer Society, recently opened its second industrial cancer clinic at Talladega. The first is at Avondale Mills, Sylacauga. The new clinic was made possible through the Bemis Brothers Bag Company, Talladega, and members of the Talladega County Medical Society are cooperating in examining the patients. Men and women are examined at the clinic.

Concentrated Attack on Venereal Disease. —  Of the more than 260,000 persons in Jefferson County examined for venereal infections in a recent six week period more than 3,000 were found to have early syphilis. The total examined represents 90 per cent of the population of the county, which is the ninth in

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